Get ready! Choose the correct answer. 1) This document is a
2) It statistics about Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people.
Use the chart to compare each population group.
More Aboriginal people
More non-Aboriginal people
Post secondary education
Recent victims of violent crime
What conclusions can you draw regarding health and standards of living for both population groups?
The protesters in northern British Columbia
had camped out for days amid bitter cold and deep
snow, manning a checkpoint to prevent
construction vehicles from entering the territory
of the Wet’suwet’en nation. […]
But the dramatic scenes highlighted a broader
issue for Canada in 2019: swaths of territory –
never signed away by treaty or seized in war – still
belong to indigenous nations who are fighting
back against resource projects they say they never
Unlike the rest of the country – where
relationships between indigenous groups
and the state are governed by treaties – few
indigenous nations in British Columbia ever
signed deals with colonial authorities, meaning the federal government still operates in a vacuum
of authority on their lands, said Gordon Christie,
a scholar of indigenous law at the University of
British Columbia.“What I see is a long history of
the Canadian government doing its best to avoid
acknowledging the existence of other systems of
government,” he said. […]
In recent months, tensions with indigenous
peoples have flared across Canada as energy
companies seek to construct projects on and
through indigenous lands. Both TransCanada,
which is attempting to build the Coastal GasLink
pipeline and Kinder Morgan, which was pushing
the TransMountain pipeline, have faced fierce
opposition from indigenous groups.
“Pipeline battle puts focus on Canada’s disputed right to use
indigenous land”, Leyland Cecco, The Guardian, 2019.
Get ready! Find words in the text to match each definition. 1) work at (v.) ➜
2) area, part (n.) ➜
3) accept (v.) ➜
4) absence (n.) ➜
5) professor (n.) ➜
6) recognize (v.) ➜
7) explode, break out (v.) ➜
8) try (v.) ➜
9) strong (adj.) ➜
Identify the true statements and justify with a quote from the text. 1) Indigenous peoples camp out in the cold and snow for fun.
2) Some companies are trying to build pipelines on land that belongs to Indigenous peoples without their consent.
3) Indigenous peoples own land only in British Columbia.
4) There is no law for Canada to decide how to deal with indigenous land where colonial treaties were not signed.
5) There are tensions over the pipeline projects throughout Canada.
What is the objective of this document?
Pour ce groupe, retrouvez le document vidéo en cliquant ici.
Present the video using as many words from this word cloud as possible
Say whether these statements are true or false. Justify with a key word from the video. 1) Indigenous children were not separated from other family members.
2) Being in a residential school had a severe impact on the children’s health.
3) Canada did nothing to make up for the harm done to Indigenous peoples.
Pick out three figures, and say what they correspond to. 1)
Rephrase in your own words what Justice Murray Sinclair meant by “Canada, you have committed cultural genocide.”
Use these elements to present the document to the class. Useful vocabulary:
This document shows / illustrates that... It deals with… It highlights the fact that... The comparison is striking because… The issue is still very present since... The living conditions were appalling
as… This document promotes… It denounces….
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